Comedic relief

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Cheif

Since his freshman year, eleventh-grader David Apodaca has been on the Comedy Sportz team and has become manager of this year’s team. He got the position of manager through his brother, Matt, who was also on the team. Apodaca says being on the team is like “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?” It’s all made up and improvised.

I don’t think as much [when I perform],” Apodaca said. “I don’t think of it as an actual performance, but more like a practice. That’s so I don’t get stage fright.”

Being manager also comes with many responsibilities, like getting coaches for the team and coming up with an agenda for pracice, which consists of: Talk, warm up, games, and leave! He also has to get referees for games and calls schools to organize meets. It’s been an interesting challenge for Apodaca.

“He’s the main manager,’” senior and co-manager Amber Soto said. “He’s very good at doing what he does.”

Because Apodaca has been doing Comedy Sportz since his freshman year, he feels comfident that his teammates will be able to perform as well as he does. Apodaca has wanted to do something with comedy since he was a kid. He feels that being manager of the team will give him the advantage he needs in the future. He also watches comedians like Chris Farley and Adam Sandler for some inspiration.

The team works together to ensure one goal: Make the people laugh. They help each other the best they can, and know how to make each other look good in case of a fault. They are a very competitive team.

“We’re all kind of different,” senior Ruben Dominguez said. “Some of our humor is dry, some is very modern, but I think that’s a good thing. That way we reach more than one type of person in a crowd.”

The challenges of being manager are clearly worth it to Apodaca. The team gets along well with their manager, and they make a few laughs along the way.